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Gwenda Hughes


Head of STI Section

Theme A: Understanding risk and risk reduction for STIs and BBVs

Public Health England

Gwenda Hughes is a Consultant Scientist in Epidemiology with 20 years of experience in HIV and STI surveillance. She heads the STI Surveillance Section at the National Infection Service at Public Health England and also leads the Gonococcal Resistance to Antimicrobials Surveillance Programme (GRASP) in England and Wales. Her research has focused on understanding the determinants and distribution of STIs including antimicrobial resistant gonorrhoea and sexually transmitted enteric pathogens. She is an Honorary Reader at UCL, Deputy Editor of the BMJ journal STIs, a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health and has over 130 peer-reviewed publications.